Real Housewives roadblock. Bravo has been subpoenaed for footage of Erika Jayne as her legal struggles with estranged husband Tom Girardi proceed to make headlines, Us Weekly can affirm.
The community has been requested to show over unaired scenes from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, which is at present rounding out its eleventh season, by October 26. As the drama continues, legal professional Jay Edelson alleged that the 50-year-old actuality star has been “protected” by Bravo and producer Andy Cohen.
“We have all seen Bravo journey the Girardi embezzlement scandal to traditionally excessive rankings,” the lawyer solely advised Us in an announcement on Tuesday, October 12. “For probably the most half, Andy Cohen and Bravo have protected Erika, paying her — in response to experiences — as a lot as $600,000 to be on the present this 12 months whereas permitting her to solid herself as the first sufferer of Tom’s criminality.”
The estranged couple had been accused of mishandling funds meant to assist the households affected by a 2018 airplane crash. Erika and Tom, 82, had been slammed with a number of lawsuits one month after the Broadway performer filed for divorce in November 2020. Since then, the Pretty Mess writer has continued to keep up her innocence — however she’ll be thrown into the new seat throughout the upcoming RHOBH reunion particular.
“Although the reunion trailer means that Andy is lastly going to ask the powerful questions of Erika, he’s strategically doing so to extend his rankings and make Bravo much more money,” Edelson claimed to Us. “We imagine that Bravo has a legal and ethical responsibility to cooperate in our litigation so the true info come out and the households of the Lion Air crash victims can get some justice.”
The subpoena serves as “a ‘put up or shut up’ second for Bravo,” Edelson argued. “If Bravo chooses delay and obstruction, then it has formally turn into constitution members of the more and more massive boatload of individuals seeking to revenue from the worst embezzlement scandal the legal business has seen.”
Earlier this month, followers bought a glimpse of the four-part reunion, which contains a tense dialog between Erika and the Most Talkative writer, 53. “We’re going to place you on a skewer and I’m going to fireside up the barbecue,” Cohen tells the singer within the trailer because the Georgia native’s costars proceed to press her about her potential involvement in Tom’s controversial actions.
The Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen host then asks why Erika didn’t go away her marriage sooner, hinting, “I do know what you make on this present.”
In return, the Dancing With the Stars alum pleads to her costars, “Can somebody please again me the f–ok up on what I’m saying?!”
Us beforehand confirmed that Erika is being sued for $25 million in Tom’s chapter case. The New York Times just lately reported that the TV persona cashed in $600,000 for season 11 of the Bravo hit. Earlier this month, the pair’s residence in La Quinta, California, bought for $1.25 million after being positioned in the marketplace to repay collectors and different payments.
Part one of many Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion airs on Bravo Wednesday, October 13, at 8 p.m. ET.
With reporting by Diana Cooper
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